Welcome

Welcome

This is an example of how social media might be used to structure psychotherapy-oriented groups. The following are posts from members of an online therapy group which consists of six characters …. Two of these characters are avatars created by my private patients, while the other four are avatars made up of “bits and pieces” […]

Narrative Truth

Narrative Truth

“As defined by psychologist Donald Spence, historical truth involves concrete objects and events; a memory is historically true if it can be factually verified. Narrative truth involves the connections between events, which are not verifiable because they are based on values, interpretations, and emotions. A memory has narrative truth when it captures an experience to […]

Kosinski

Here are my notes… I need to edited them down to separate posts, each spotlighting one particular theme. Kosinskihttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerzy_Kosi%C5%84ski According to Eliot Weinberger , an American writer, essayist , editor and translator , Kosiński was not the author of The Painted Bird . Weinberger alleged in his 2000 book Karmic Traces that Kosiński was not […]

Dissociative identity disorder

Dissociative identity disorder

Dissociative identity disorder (DID), previously known as multiple personality disorder, is a mental disorder characterized by at least two distinct and relatively enduring personality states. There is often trouble remembering certain events, beyond what would be explained by ordinary forgetfulness. These states alternately show in a person's behavior; presentations, however, are variable.[3] Associated conditions often include borderline personality disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, substance misuse disorder, self-harm, or anxiety. From Wikipedia [...]

George Kelly

Main article: Personal construct theory Personal construct theory or personal construct psychology (PCP) is a theory of personality and cognition developed by the American psychologist George Kelly in the 1950s.[1] From the theory, Kelly derived a psychotherapy approach and also a technique called the repertory grid interview that helped his patients to analyze their own constructs (schemas or ways of seeing the world) with minimal intervention or interpretation by the therapist.[2] The repertory grid was later adapted for […]

Mediating Domains

I recently suggested that the rise of social media has undermined something that a great many Americans value: the ability to slip into a given domain and to adopt whatever values and norms are appropriate there, without that affecting one’s reception in other domains. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/02/readers-respond-social-media-and-worlds-colliding/580135/?utm_source=feed

What are thought experiments?

What are thought experiments?

In Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (1632), three Italian gentlemen – one philosopher and two laymen – debate the structure of the Universe. The philosopher, Salviati, argues in support of the Copernican theory, even though it requires a moving Earth – something that strikes his interlocutors as problematic, if not absurd. After [...]